“One of the first visual references Sabatini received from Topic’s creative team was the United States’ Homeland Security advisory system, which goes from green, denoting low risk of attack, to red, the highest. Interestingly, the two colors stand on opposite sides of the chromatic color wheel.
He says that the illustration isn’t a specific comment on the United States, but rather, a global pattern. “It’s a useful tool for those who know how to use it,” he says. “Not only chaos is a ladder, fear is too.”